Friday: going to be a windy one!

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The Forecast

Today’s Gorge Wind – these are ranges for the average speed, not a predicted wind range. =)
Your favorite beach Dawn
Rooster Rock cloudy day shaded buns
Steven’s Locks 10-13 14-17 22-26 22-26
Swell-Hood River 21-24 24-27 24-27 G21-24?
Lyle to Doug’s 5-10 14-17 24-27+ 24-27+
Rufus, etc. 10-13 20-26 28-32+ 28-32+
Roosevelt & Arlington 10-13 20-26 28-32+ 28-32+

Gorge Wind Forecast

While there’s not much happening in Hood River to start the day, there’s plenty of wind to the west and east. Gradients started the day at .08 and .08, and when the air warms, the wind will really get going. The western Gorge may underperform this afternoon, so keep your eyes on the east. Morning wind will be 20-23 from Viento to Swell with single digits to teens everywhere else. Late morning westerlies pick up to 24-27 from Stevenson to Doug’s with 28-32 east of The Dalles. That 28-32 area could cover the Rowena stretch too; it’s just not a sure thing. Clouds move in to the western Gorge in the afternoon as a front approaches. We may see the wind drop in response. High temp: 65. River flow: 99,300 cfs. River temp: 61.

Offshore high pressure holds down the fort on Saturday. Westerlies continues. Early wind will be 21-24 from Viento to Arlington (with less near Hood River and Lyle). Afternoon wind backs off in the far eastern Gorge (down to 10 or so) and holds at 22-25 from Stevenson to The Dalles, maybe Rufus too. High temp: 62.

Sunday looks like 15-18 or so, maybe a touch more, all through the Gorge. Complicating this will be rain showers moving in from the NNW late morning and sticking around through the evening. High temp: 60. It’s looking like westerlies of some sort will stick around for at least Monday. Strong easterlies are forecast late next week. But we’ll see how that unfolds when we get there, right?  

Coast, Jones, Sauvie’s

Coast (north/central/south, waves. Direction north unless otherwise noted. Swell forecast from NWS.) Friday: W5-10/15-20/30-35, NW swell 4′ at 8 seconds. Saturday: LTW/20-25/30-35, NW 7′ @ 9. Sunday: W5-10/W5-10/N30-35, W 5′ @ 10. Jones Friday: 10-13. Saturday: 10-13. Sunday: LTW. Sauvie’s Friday-Sunday: nothing much.  

Hood River Weather Forecast

Partly cloudy sky this morning turns cloudy later. Drizzle falls overnight. Temps will be int eh upper 40’s early and mid 60’s this afternoon. Strong westerlies. No rainbows. Tomorrow starts partly cloudy and turns sunny. Temps will be int eh upper 40’s early and low 60’s later. Moderate westerlies. No rainbows. Sunday will be cloudy. Temps will be in the mid 40’s early and near 60 in the afternoon. Moderate westerlies. 10% chance of early morning rainbows.   Looking for a complete Columbia Gorge forecast? Looking for more humor in your weather? Obscenities? You’re looking for my TATAS: Temira’s Awesome Travel Advisory Service on Facebook.  


10/15: Motorized us is open on ALL Hood River County Land now. Kreps lands have reopened per their FB page. Hood River County lands have reopened. 0.8” rain fell on Saturday, 10/10 in Hood River. Mt. Hood National Forest: some areas have reopened. Expect many downed trees. Check their website for details. Syncline/Coyote Wall: reopened. SDS and BLC lands: open. Snow fell on trails above 5000′ on Saturday night, but that should be washed away by Tuesday afternoon.  

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Local Events

Weekly events: The Kainos Coffee run happens in The Dalles every Tuesday morning at 6am. There are sailboat races at the Hood River Marina every Wednesday evening. Dirty Fingers has a group mountain bike ride Thursday nights at 5:30pm. The small boat group has a friendly and distanced paddle on, I believe, Thursday nights. Cheno has an outdoor HIIT workout at Griffin House in Hood River at 6pm on Wednesday nights. It appears there is also some sort of sailboat regatta every Friday night. That’s pretty much it for outdoor sports. There is a BLM rally every Tuesday evening at 5:30 at the Salmon Fountain in Hood River, and there’s a White Coats for BLM rally every Wednesday evening at 6pm at 12th and May.   Have an awesome day!


By Temira

Temira Lital is a recreation and travel weather forecaster based in Hood River, Oregon. She's also a mental health counselor. Temira bikes, skis, windsurfs, paddles a SUP, swims in mountain lakes, and has a giant garden. Most recently she's taken up SUP foiling. Temira is powered by La Croix, steak, and beets.